CAD Files


#1

Where can I find the files for each VEX EDR piece so i can use it to make models of my robot.


#2

Go to each of the parts on the Website and at the bottom you can find the downloads for each part.


#3

Thanks @Gameon2546 , is there anywhere that I could find them all together? In one folder?


#4

Not that i know of. It’s a long and annoying process to have to download and label each file. It’s extremely helpful though once you do it.


#5

@Gameon2546 thanks again!


#6

So members of the community have put every cad file into large libraries. What CAD software are you using?


#7

https://www.autodesk.com/education/competitions-and-events/vex/recommended-software
Just scroll down and you’ll see a zip of all the parts for Inventor and Fusion 360.


#8

That would have been good to know instead of spending hours labeling each part separately


#9

Thanks so much.
and @tabor473 I use Autodesk Fusion 360 (only because for some reason the installation fails whenever I try to download Inventor - if you know how i can fix this pls help)


#10

Whenever I download a CAD file from the VEX online store it downloads it as a text file? Could someone please explain to me on how I should fix this?
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#11

@Shunkansen the files download as [name].STEP.txt
You can just delete the “.txt” part from the name and that will get you your .step file


#12

@jannis Thank you for your response. I tried that but it refuses to delete the .txt from the name


#13

If you use solidworks, i would recommend this library, everything has been made into part files

I believe it will work for autodesk series, just mating the parts may be a little different. The library has circular holes engraved into the square holes to make mating easier for solidworks


#14

@ItsAlex Thank you for sending the recommendation, it worked really well.


#15

I just uploaded a SolidWorks model of the V5 Clawbot to Grabcad. https://grabcad.com/library/vex-robotics-v5-clawbot-1